Readings for next Sunday, 25th June:

Genesis 21: 8-21                    Psalm 86: 1-10, 16-17           

Romans 6: 1b - 11                  Matthew 10: 24-39

 

Afternoon Communion will be held at Caversham TODAY at 2.30pm. This shorter service is offered for those unable to attend the morning communion services but is, of course, open to everyone. For transport assistance please phone Sybil on 487 8018.

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship: meets tomorrow, Monday 19th June, in Dutton Lounge at 1.30pm for a short meeting then at 2pm our guest speaker will be Kath Beattie, who will tell us about her very interesting travels in southern Ghana as part of a drumming & dancing group. All very welcome.

 

Parish Newsletter: please note that the next Coastal Press will cover two months, July and August, with the following edition coming out at the beginning of September.

 

Gas cylinder: Does anyone know who left a gas cylinder at the Caversham Church door 2 weeks ago? Please contact the office if you know about this.

 

“A Season of Reflection” The second of the series of 5 reflective services at Opoho Presbyterian Church will be held at 7pm tonight, 18th June. All welcome. See notice-board for more details.

 

Presbyterian Support needs you! OCTACAN, now in its 9th year, takes place on Thursday 22 June; in addition to the call-out for cans, this year PSO is doing a street collection along George Street and at local supermarkets from 9.00 to 3.00pm. We are a looking for smiling volunteers to shake a bucket for and hour or so.  All funds donated on the day will go towards purchasing food for the foodbank throughout the year.  Money is very important to the foodbank as it allows us to buy perishable food, to supplement the tinned items we distribute.  
If you can give a little of your time on 22 June, please register by calling Jasmin Graham at 477 7115, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thanks for supporting PSO in this way.

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshop:

Healing, Travelling, Seeing: How Augustine Helps Us Understand Christian Formation - Revd Jono Ryan, Minister, Highgate Presbyterian Church,
PhD candidate, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. 7 – 9 pm Friday July 14 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday July 15; St David’s Seminar Room 1, University of Otago.

Who is Jesus Really? – Rev Assoc Prof Chris Holmes, Dept Theology & Religion, University of Otago. 7– 9pm Monday July 24, 31 and August 7. Burns 5 (Albany t), University of Otago.

Each course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

This Week:

Today                         2.30pm           Afternoon Communion at Caversham

Monday 19th               1.30pm           Caversham Women’s Fellowship

Wednesday 21st          7.30pm           Resourcing for Mission

Thursday 22nd           10.00am           Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am          Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

                                   7.30pm           Ministry Settlement Board in Parish Office

Sunday 25th                 9.30am          Morning Worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

 

Readings for next Sunday, 18th June:

Genesis 18: 1-15 (21: 1-7)                        Psalm 116: 1-2, 12-19

Romans 5: 1-8                                           Matthew 9: 35 – 10: 8 (9-23)

 

Gas cylinder: Does anyone know who left a gas cylinder at the Caversham Church door last Tuesday? Please contact the office if you know about this.

 

Caversham Working Bee – all helpers welcome: on Saturday 17th June, 10am, it is proposed to hold a working bee around the Caversham buildings (weather permitting). We will have a general tidy up (gardens, paths etc) so if you can spare an hour or so, please come along with gardening tools or outside broom.

 

Afternoon Communion will be held at Caversham next Sunday, 18th June, at 2.30pm. This shorter service is offered for those unable to attend the morning services but is, of course, open to everyone. For transport assistance please phone Sybil on 487 8018.

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship: meets next Monday, 19th June, in Dutton Lounge at 1.30pm for a short meeting then at 2pm our guest speaker will be Kath Beattie, who will tell us about her very interesting travels in southern Ghana as part of a drumming & dancing group. All welcome.

 

Presbyterian Support needs you! OCTACAN, now in its 9th year, takes place on Thursday 22 June; in addition to the call-out for cans, this year PSO is doing a street collection along George Street and at local supermarkets from 9.00 to 3.00pm. We are a looking for smiling volunteers to shake a bucket for and hour or so.  All funds donated on the day will go towards purchasing food for the foodbank throughout the year.  Money is very important to the foodbank as it allows us to buy perishable food, to supplement the tinned items we distribute.  
If you can give a little of your time on 22 June, please register by calling Jasmin Graham at 477 7115, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thanks for supporting PSO in this way.

 

 

This Week:

Wednesday 14th          7.00pm          Session      

Thursday 15th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 18th June        9.30am           Morning worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                    2.30pm          Afternoon Communion at Caversham

                                                          (note change from usual day)

 

 
   

Readings for next Sunday, 4th June (Pentecost):

Acts 2: 1-21 or Numbers 11: 24-30                              Psalm 104: 24-34, 35b

1 Corinthians 12: 3b-13   or Acts 2: 1-21                   John 20: 19-23 or John 7: 37-39

 

Quiz & Dessert Night: A huge thank you to all who donated the wonderful prizes and desserts for Wednesday’s Quiz & Dessert Night and to all who came along on the night. Special thanks to Alan Kilpatrick again for preparing searching yet entertaining questions, and to Susan Kilpatrick, Anne Watkins, Ken & Alison Baker and Wendy for putting the event together; $687 was raised on the night – well done!

 

Hospital Chaplaincy Bake Sale – Friday 2nd June, 9.30am in Dunedin Hospital Foyer. Baking, produce, jam all very much appreciated – contact Frances on 474 0999 ext 58130 or drop into the hospital..

 

Presbyterian Support needs you! OCTACAN, now in its 9th year, takes place on Thursday 22 June; in addition to the call-out for cans, this year PSO is doing a street collection along George Street and at local supermarkets from 9.00 to 3.00pm. We are a looking for smiling volunteers to shake a bucket for and hour or so.  All funds donated on the day will go towards purchasing food for the foodbank throughout the year.  Money is very important to the foodbank as it allows us to buy perishable food, to supplement the tinned items we distribute.  
If you can give a little of your time on 22 June, please register by calling Jasmin Graham at 477 7115, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thanks for supporting PSO in this way.

 

Power and Gas offer for the staff, volunteers, friends and family of Presbyterian Churches: Presbyterian Churches is working with Nice1 to deliver you savings on your power and gas as they did earlier this year with many of our churches. In 2016 we saved Presbyterian Churches on average 22% on power and gas costs. This opportunity is now open to individuals connected to Presbyterian Churches. Nice1 will tender your account to the main selected retailers and present you with the best deal. And even better, it’s free even if you switch your power. To find out more please talk to Wendy in the parish office.

 

“A Season of Reflection” Opoho Presbyterian Church will host the first of 5 reflective services tonight at 7pm. This first service will focus on TheProliferation of Grace and will engage in worship through prayer, song, symbol, scripture, story and silence. Experience a more contemplative approach to meeting together with God and each other. All welcome.

 

High Tea BrainstormCaversham Community Group invites you to Carisbrook School at 3pm on Saturday 10th June; bring a plate and plenty of ideas on how to mould the future of Caversham.

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

The Psalms and the Life of Faith - Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday June 2 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday June 3. 530 Castle Street Seminar Room, University of Otago.

Course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

This Week:

Thursday 1st June      10.00am Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 4th June           9.30am           Morning worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  12.30pm          Lunch at Mitchell’s

                                    1.45pm          Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

Coming up…..

Monday 5th June                                Parish Office closed – Queen’s Birthday

Tuesday 6th June        7.30pm           Caversham Property Committee

 

Saturday 10th              9.00am           Caversham Market

 

Sunday 18th June       2.30pm            Afternoon Communion at Caversham

                                                          (note change from usual day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 11th June:

Genesis 1: 1-2, 4a                            Psalm 8               

2 Corinthians 13: 11-13                  Matthew 28: 16-20

 

Presbyterian Support needs you! OCTACAN, now in its 9th year, takes place on Thursday 22 June; in addition to the call-out for cans, this year PSO is doing a street collection along George Street and at local supermarkets from 9.00 to 3.00pm. We are a looking for smiling volunteers to shake a bucket for and hour or so.  All funds donated on the day will go towards purchasing food for the foodbank throughout the year.  Money is very important to the foodbank as it allows us to buy perishable food, to supplement the tinned items we distribute.  
If you can give a little of your time on 22 June, please register by calling Jasmin Graham at 477 7115, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thanks for supporting PSO in this way.

 

Farewell Lecture: “The Missional Church in Aotearoa: Reflections on a Decade of Relating to the Church in NZ” – by Rev Dr Lynne Baab. Tuesday 6th June, 5.15pm in Burns 1 Lecture Theatre, Otago University. To be followed by a farewell function in Humanities Common Room, 1st Floor, Arts Building. RSVP for farewell function to 479 8516 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All welcome.

 

Caversham Connect Newsletter: We have copies of the June Caversham Connect newsletter in the office. If you would like to receive a copy by email or to submit items to be included contact Sande on 487 8670 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

High Tea BrainstormCaversham Community Group invites you to Carisbrook School at 3pm on Saturday 10th June; bring a plate and plenty of ideas on how to mould the future of Caversham.

 

Power and Gas offer for the staff, volunteers, friends and family of Presbyterian Churches: Presbyterian Churches is working with Nice1 to deliver you savings on your power and gas as they did earlier this year with many of our churches. In 2016 we saved Presbyterian Churches on average 22% on power and gas costs. This opportunity is now open to individuals connected to Presbyterian Churches. Nice1 will tender your account to the main selected retailers and present you with the best deal. And even better, it’s free even if you switch your power. To find out more please talk to Wendy in the parish office.

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshop:

Healing, Travelling, Seeing: How Augustine Helps Us Understand Christian Formation - Revd Jono Ryan, Minister, Highgate Presbyterian Church, PhD candidate, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday July 14 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday July 15 in St David’s Seminar Room 1, University of Otago. Course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

This Week:

Today                        12.30pm          Lunch at Mitchell’s

                                    1.45pm          Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Monday 5th June            Parish Office closed – Queen’s Birthday

Tuesday 6th June         7.30pm          Caversham Property Committee

Thursday 8th              10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am          Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Saturday 10th               9.00am          Caversham Market

Sunday 11th                 9.30am          Morning Worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 28th May:

Acts 1: 6-14                                     Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35           

1 Peter 4:12-14;  5: 6-11                 John 17: 1-11

 

Quiz & Dessert Night 2017 is THIS Wednesday 24th May, 7pm in Sidey Hall. Don’t miss this fantastic FUNdraiser – awesome desserts and great raffle prizes on offer. Bring along as many teams as you can manage – we need lots of teams to ensure a successful event; if you can’t arrange a team, come along anyway and join a team on the night. ($20 per team – up to 6 people.) It is helpful (but not essential) if you pre-register your team at the parish office (487 6367.) Our Fundraising team greatly appreciates your support.

 

Parish Directory: has been updated and copies are now available from the office for a $1 donation.

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship will meet tomorrow, Monday, 22nd May, 2pm in Dutton Lounge. Claire Aitken from Moana House will be speaking. Moana House is a well-established residential therapeutic community for adult male offenders who want to change their lives. All welcome (men too!) to hear this interesting talk.

 

Caversham Market: Shirley appreciates your continuing support of the monthly market – she thanks you for all the donations you have recently provided.

 

Christian World Service newsletter “Autumn Story: copies are available on the back table – please feel free to take one.

 

Bruce Hamill’s 2016 Study Leave Reports can be borrowed from the office if you would like to read them. There are two documents – “Learning to do Lunch – a theological reflection on a Missional Community” and “The God Revolution – a short course in Christianity.”

 

Spirituality Seminar: Dunedin Hospital Chapel, Thursday 25th May, 1-2pm. Speaker will be Dr Prue Murdoch, a Dunedin GP and partner at Amity Health Centre. Prue is actively involved in mentoring tertiary students, both within the church and the medical school. Nurturing robust Christian faith that can engage with all of life is a key interest. All welcome

 

FREE Talk: Stained Glass In Dunedin by Brian Miller; Thursday 25 May, 7pm in Herron Hall, Knox Church. This talk will cover early Dunedin stained glass artists and the work of Roy Miller who produced over 300 church windows in over 130 churches around the country. Also information on how hand-made glass is produced and how to maintain and conserve stained glass windows.

 

STAINED GLASS  TOUR: Saturday 27th May, 10:30am – 4:30pm.12 Dunedin Churches (including Caversham Presbyterian) will be open for viewing the windows. Entry will be by the self-guided tour booklet which can be purchased at the Thursday night talk ($15 cash) or from Knox Church foyer after 10.30am on the Saturday. Organised by Southern Heritage Trust.

 

 “A Season of Reflection” Opoho Presbyterian Church will host a series of 5 reflective services from May through to September. 7pm on Sundays 28th May, 18th June, 16th July, 20th August and 24th September. All welcome. See notice-board for more details.

 

Farewell Lecture: “The Missional Church in Aotearoa: Reflections on a Decade of Relating to the Church in NZ” – by Rev Dr Lynne Baab. Tuesday 6th June, 5.15pm in Burns 1 Lecture Theatre, Otago University. To be followed by a farewell function in Humanities Common Room, 1st Floor, Arts Building. RSVP for farewell function to 479 8516 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All welcome.

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

The Psalms and the Life of Faith - Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday June 2 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday June 3. 530 Castle Street Seminar Room, University of Otago

 

Healing, Travelling, Seeing: How Augustine Helps Us Understand Christian Formation - Revd Jono Ryan, Minister, Highgate Presbyterian Church, PhD candidate, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday July 14 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday July 15 St David’s Seminar Room 1, University of Otago.

Each course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to  http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

 

This Week:

Monday 22nd           2.00pm    Caversham Women’s Fellowship

Wednesday 24th     7.00pm    Quiz & Dessert Night – Sidey Hall

Thursday 25th        10.00am     Fruit & Vege depot

                              11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                         5 – 5.45pm     Fruit & Vege depot

                              7.30pm      Ministry Settlement Board – at St Margaret’s

Saturday 27th  10.30am – 4pm  Caversham Church open – stained glass tour

Sunday 28th             9.30am     Morning Worship at Caversham

                              10.30am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                              11.00am     Morning Worship at St Margaret’s